Dak Prescott makes strong statement about his future with Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys were unable to hash out a new contract for quarterback Dak Prescott following an unprecedented offseason due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this offseason. Although negotiations are at a standstill, team owner Jerry Jones is still optimistic about his future with the team.
Fortunately for Jones, the feeling appears to be mutual for Prescott, via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk:
“Business is business, and once I’m in the locker room and part of what’s going on now, I don’t focus too much about the future,” Prescott said. “It’s more about today. So with that being said, I’m excited to be a Dallas Cowboy. I’ve been a fan of this organization. I’ve been a fan of this program for years. I love every bit of the opportunity and the platform that I get to be the quarterback here. I love this team. I’m excited about what we can do and accomplish this year. No frustration as far as that. Once again, I believe something will get done, and I also believe I’ll be a Dallas Cowboy for the rest of my career.”
It is encouraging to see that Prescott does not appear to be holding a grudge over the lack of headway in contract negotiations. More importantly, his desire to remain in Dallas should help avoid any further speculation regarding his potentially uncertain future with the team.
Jones has offered up plenty of praise for Prescott and his potential as an elite quarterback in the NFL. Unfortunately, he has acknowledged that the looming financial repercussions of the ongoing pandemic made it difficult to settle on a lucrative deal for the two-time Pro Bowler.
Prescott is now set to play out the 2020 NFL season on a $31.4 million franchise tag. Despite all the changes that were made to the coaching staff, expectations remain as high as ever for the Cowboys.